Grateful Dead Live at Fillmore West on 1970-02-07
Green Green Grass of Home, Saw Mill, Seasons Of My Heart, China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, High Time, Big Boss Man, Me & My Uncle, Hard To Handle, Cold Rain & Snow, Uncle John's Band, Black Peter, Good Lovin'
Collection GratefulDeadBand/Artist Grateful DeadVenue Fillmore WestLocation San Francisco, CASource Soundboard patched by AudienceLineage [SBD MR > C > D > CD] + [AUD MC > 4C > CD patches]Transferred by H.B. and Uli Teute
The Audience tape supplies:
- beginning of GGGOH (before SBD tape starts)
- end of Saw Mill
- beginning of Seasons Of My Heart
- banter after High Time and beginning of Big Boss Man
- all of Hard To Handle
- beginning of Cold Rain & Snow
thanks to Uli Teute for the source tape!
patches done by H.B. 5/01
Note-This is a new eac of Hanno's source discs; Here are his comments...
yes it is true, no it is the same seed. My master SHN disc was destroyed and only one person got a copy of the original one, with the MD5s listed on etree. I did an offset-corrected Plextor EAC extraction of my master audio set of discs to create your SHNs.
~ hanno ~
December 28, 2008
The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live" at the FIllmore West, San Francisco, California U.S.A.
4 <------------overall rating
<<<<<<< "Country & Western" GRATEFUL DEAD">>>>>>>
3 star mix
3 star recording
5 star performance
The sound guys get some of the show right, be patient and understanding, the sound does get better as the songs play.
If you like Country & Western music performed by the GRATEFUL DEAD the first three songs are a "Must Have" for you, and me.
The GRATEFUL DEAD were fans of Merle Haggard and George Jones. (George & Merle are two of the greatest C&W song writers of all time). I highly recommend you buy both of their CD Box-Sets and listen to them. It's good for your soul, brothers and sisters.
3 American Country and Western Classics performed by the GRATEFUL DEAD. Garcia's on pedal steel adding that authentic feel to the Country & Western sound of the GRATEFUL DEAD.
The first three songs improve in sound quality about 40 seconds into the performance.
The sound-guys must have been busy doing something more important....let's see, 1970 Fillmore West, San Francisco, California U.S.A. at a GRATEFUL DEAD concert...I wonder how much LSD these guys took this night? hmmm
I highly recommend adding this show to your 1970 GRATEFUL DEAD collection.
At the end of "SEASONS OF MY HEART" Bobby says "Anyway now we are going to check out these monitors and find them totally inadequate and unappropriate" then Garcia replies "it's unadequate and inappropriate" after a couple of more comments, Bobby says "so we're gonna hate it" then China Cat starts. I think I've heard this banter before on another show and it makes me question the validity of the venue and/or date of this show.
It's mind over matter. If you don't mind, it don't matter, it's still good. I've down loaded over 236 shows and I might be confusing things...my first DEAD show was in 1971, I was 16.
Get it while you can, get it while it's free, get it now or you'll be sorry.
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By the time China Cat Sunflower is performed the audio is soundboard quality. Thank God.
The sound-guys really screw up this show, they don't switch from audience mics to the stage mics in time to get the begining of the songs. Bummer.
They really screwed up Hard to Handle. They never switch to the stage mics, and Phil's bass is too boomy.
They dont' switch to stage mics in Cold, Rain and Snow until about a minute into the song, then it's a soundboard mix. Freakin' hippies...!
A mellow electric Uncle John's Band performance with a pretty dynamic jazzy ending. A sound the DEAD would continue to explore for years to come.
Of course if your first GRATEFUL DEAD concert was in 1982 in "Palo Alto" you wouldnt' know it.
Electric "Black Peter" more dynamic than usual.
And by the time GOOD LOVIN' is performed the sound-guys have gotten the mix and levels correct, more or less. But then the songs abruptly ends at 5:56. Smooth move Exlax!
Seems the DEAD only Hired Professional soundmen...dedicated to their job, yeah sure...uh huh. ZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzz.....uh, wha?
Eat, drink be Merry and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.
Thanks for the Love.
November 2, 2008
... how this show grows on me. Fine renditions of some workingman numbers plus H2H and Sawmill. The UJB has some great instrumental lines I haven't heard elsewhere. Well-patched with the AUD, plus it's somehow still downloadable. Do it!
December 23, 2006
Saw Mill is enormously fun. Jer on pedal steel is joyous. much of the rest is blah.
August 30, 2005
Another nice performance, but sound is quite muddy.